Monday, August 23, 2010

A Reluctantly Quick Rose for Miss Emily 11 4 2009

This one was part of an assignment for a writing class.  It was a rewrite of the original and had the class in stitches. The work it is based on is said to be one of the most well read items in literature.  Miss Emily is a gal in the old south who lost her husband and lives alone, etc. Home is said to be a man that likes gentlemen. Read the background somewhere else....

A Reluctantly Quick Rose for Miss Emily 11 4 2009

  On the darkly stained dresser in the bedroom, Miss Emily had set out Homer cigars for Mr. Barron and a glass of tinctured ale.
  “Those are my favorite cigars Ms. Emily.”  Homer said as he took one and sucked on it, sliding it in his mouth a good more than halfway ostensibly to get a good taste.
  Miss Emily Spoke, “Homer I know we may not be totally for each other in terms of your preference.  So I’ve got Tobe give you a little show to get you started.”
  Miss Emily opened the creaking bedroom door and said, “Tobe now you come on in and show Homer.”
  Tobe entered the darkly framed doorway shaking like leaf with his eyes facing the floor.  He was wearing a white dress identical to Miss Emily’s.
  Homer was becoming a little queasy and lay down on the bed.
  Miss Emily then instructed Tobe, “Dance around a little bit for Mr. Homer.  Do that fancy little shuffle two step.”
  Upon seeing this Homer longingly reached and outstretched his arms to Tobe and pursed his lips.  Homer was now making endearing and genuine kissy faces with his rosebud mouth to Tobe.
  Miss Emily’s could now see her plan was coming to fruition. 
  Miss Emily then instructed Tobe, “Now we’ll do the steps I proscribed.”
  Tobe and Miss Emily’s hooped floor length dresses would not show their feet movement as they continually faced Homer and while gliding around each other in a circle.
  After a little while of this Tobe exited and Miss Emily shut the door.
  Tobe went to his quarters and wept while back in the foreboding room with the curtains pulled, in the deepest voice she could summon Miss Emily said to Homer, “This is Tobe I’m getting in bed with you now.”

Copyright 2009 Thomas Paul Murphy

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